TFC Names Shelton As Provost

Toccoa Falls College names a long-time administrator to a new position at the college. The school has named Dr. Brian Shelton as Provost of the college. According to Toccoa Falls College, this new position is a senior academic administrator with responsibilities beyond the traditional academic sphere. TFC says that in his new role, Dr. Shelton will oversee the launch of […]

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Franklin Co. Receives Disaster Funding Help

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is recipient of a funding award from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last week, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Public Assistance Division Director, Charles Dawson, delivered two checks totaling $138,042.16 to Franklin County Board of Commissioners. County Manager Beth Thomas said FEMA along with GEMA awarded […]

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Toccoa Gets State Grant For Signage

A state grant will help the city of Toccoa with some signage. The Georgia Department of Economic Development has awarded the city of Toccoa with a $2,330 grant to help pay for wayfinding signage. Weslie Clark with Main Street Toccoa said the signage will help people find downtown Toccoa. “We have heard some complaints over the years from visitors that […]

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Currahee Campus Celebrates 10 Years

The Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College celebrates 10 years. A reception last week at the Stephens County campus marked the occasion. North Georgia Technical College Acting President Dr. Mark Ivester said the school is very excited to mark the occasion. He said the Currahee Campus means a lot to North Georgia Technical College. “Over 5,000 students in these […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later this morning. The county commission is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a planning and zoning public hearing and then hold a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. […]

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TFC Begins Fall Sports Season

As students returned to campus for the first week of classes, the fall athletes at Toccoa Falls College wrapped up their grueling preseason camps. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball each began their regular season competitions within the last several days. The volleyball program opened their 2015 season with a three match sweep of conference foe Trinity Baptist College on August 29. […]

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Toccoa, Martin Municipal Qualifying Over

Only incumbents qualified for the three open seats on the Toccoa City Commission. Qualifying ended at 4:30 p.m. Friday for the three seats, which are all four-year terms. David Austin qualified to run for re-election to his Post 2 seat, Terry Carter qualified to run for re-election to his Post 1 seat and Gail Fry qualified to run for re-election […]

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Judge Issues Ruling In Lanier Shooting Death

A judge’s ruling says that a teen charged with murder in Stephens County is not guilty by reason of insanity. Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith issued the order on September 3 as a non-jury verdict. The teen was charged in the death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier on September 29, 2014. Authorities had alleged that the teen shot […]

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